I'm going to post this here, because Botcon starts these threads every year. One of these was started at the Tank a few weeks ago, too. Stop standing on a soapbox and pointing a finger and yelling scalper. You are doing nothing to help this hobby. You are pissing off other board members and making our hobby look like a bunch of children crying about not getting the toy they wanted. This is not directed at any one member, but all those that start threads and hijack peoples B/S/T threads crying about "teh scalper took my toy and wants to make a profit!!!11!1!". Get over it. Hasbro makes more every day. It's unbecoming of a collector, and does nothing for the fandom, except make it look bad as a whole. As for the dealer room at Botcon, Yes, the prices are always high. Do something most web junkies can't do, TALK TO THEM. Most dealers will haggle. I've almost never met a dealer that wouldn't haggle. I didn't pay what anything was marked for anything I bought at the 'con this year. (with the exception of the club store) I say this, if you hijack a B/S/T thread, you should be reported for spam. If you start a whiny ass thread about "teh evil scalporz took my toyz", you should be reported. Just my opinion, but I'm sure the staff will chime in on this too. If you don't find what you want, KEEP LOOKING. That's the name of the game. I don't buy new toys from dealers, I buy them at retail. A note on Animated. I've seen a LOT of whining about dealers "scalping" animated. Guess what, within 15 of leaving the convention, I found them all at retail. It wasn't hard. 2 stores. See front page. IF YOU LOOK, YOU WILL FIND THEM. It may take more than one try, but they will eventually be there. Oh yeah, quit whining.